15 days in South Dakota, Utah & Whitefish Itinerary

15 days in South Dakota, Utah & Whitefish Itinerary

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15 days in South Dakota, Utah & Whitefish Itinerary

Pittsburgh
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Whitefish
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Pittsburgh

1
day
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 18th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Needles Highway.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Custer travel planner.

Pittsburgh to Custer is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in May, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hill City, Needles Highway
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Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Prairie Berry Winery
Prairie Berry Winery
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Twisted Pine

4
days
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road & ATV Trails and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Fiery Furnace. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and hike along Windows.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Moab custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Moab takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. In May, Moab is a bit warmer than Custer - with highs of 78°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Arches National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Off-Road & ATV Trails
Double Arch ©
Double Arch

3
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peek-A-Boo Loop and Red Canyon. Get outdoors at Queen's Garden Trail and Sunset Point. There's much more to do: hike along Navajo Loop Trail, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, and explore the striking landscape at Wall Street.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Whitefish.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Red Canyon
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Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop ©
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

4
days
Whitefish

Whitefish
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Lake McDonald. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avalanche Lake and Hidden Lake. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stroll through Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Whitefish itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bryce Canyon National Park to Whitefish. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glacier National Park, Hidden Lake
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Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

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